Part of the National Park Civil War Series. Shiloh, or Pittsburg Landing as it was initially known in Union records, proved to be the costliest battle in the Civil War to date. More casualties were inflicted at Shiloh than in all the rest of America's previous wars (Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Mexican War) added together. The citizens of the divided nation were stunned when the Shiloh casualty lists began pouring in. Shiloh had a dramatic effect on the war beyond the enormous casualty list. Many historians argue this was the South's last best chance to recoup its recent loss of territory and the military initiative in the West.
Eastern National, softcover, ISBN 1-888213-21-3, 60 pages. This publication proudly printed in the USA.